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Delta Air Lines adds three new UK routes for Summer 2023

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Delta Air Lines has announced three new UK routes for next Summer.

One reason to care about this is that you can earn and redeem Virgin Points for flights on Delta. You will also earn Virgin Flying Club tier points if you take one of these flights for cash.

The three new routes are:

Delta A350 three new UK routes
  • Edinburgh to Atlanta – five flights per week, from 25th May
  • Los Angeles to London Heathrow – daily, from 25th March
  • New York JFK to London Gatwick – daily, from 10th April

I was surprised to learn that Delta doesn’t already fly from Los Angeles to Heathrow, but it seems that the route was dropped back in 2015.

The New York JFK to Gatwick service is presumably a spoiler to make life harder for JetBlue, as it makes no sense otherwise to go up against British Airways and Norse Atlantic. That said, Delta did fly this route as recently as 2008.

Our complete guide to earning Delta SkyMiles from UK credit cards can be found here.

Comments (35)

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  • Nick says:

    Just received confirmation email regarding the On Business extension…

    Dear Customer,

    To ensure you have the opportunity to spend your On Business Points on redemption flights or cabin upgrades, we’re extending the expiry date of any On Business Points due to expire in 2022, to now expire 30 June 2023.

    To check how many points are needed for your next flight or cabin upgrade, you can use our points calculator. More information on how to collect and spend your points can be found here.

    Thank you again for your continued loyalty and support. We look forward to welcoming you on board soon.

    With best wishes,
    Your On Business Team

  • janolabs says:

    Rob, you recommend splitting the bill at Marriott to trigger multiple bonuses in this article. I remember earlier you advising against splitting (IIRC regarding Shop Small) as it would risk Amex closing your card. Could you please elaborate on this more, what would be okay and what not in terms of splitting to trigger multiple offers? Thanks!

    • Rob says:

      You’re fine with this for two reasons:

      * people who got Amex cards shut down with Shop Small were splitting bills up to 15 ways – you won’t be doing that
      * Amex funds Shop Small out of its own pocket, whereas Marriott is funding this

      • janolabs says:

        Cheers. So to conclude, don’t split Shop Small and okay to split anything else on offer (PayPal, Hilton, etc.)?!

        • Nick says:

          If you’re worried you can easily game the system in hotels. Pay £200 on check-in and another £200 on check-out, no problem. Amex would have a hard time claiming they’re the same transaction. SS was an issue because the transaction timestamps were seconds apart so it was obvious it was abuse.

        • Rob says:


          • tony says:

            I tried this at a Hyatt. They simply wouldn’t take an upfront payment. I split it on check out and both went through fine, but asserting with 100% confidence that you can pre pay £200 at check in is wrong.

    • SM says:

      Used the Hyatt offer at the end of Augustine Amsterdam, had booked a pay at check out rate, asked to pay for the hotel room at check in as the check out date was after the cash back offer end date, hotel honoured my request and card charged at check in with no hassle, charges split between two cards.

  • Nick says:

    Annoyingly, although I have both Amex Marriott offers, neither of them includes the Marriott Hotel County Hall in London, where we have a reservation.

  • Kevin says:

    Shame that none of the Marriott offer has including Lisbon as participated locations.

    Just wondering if IHG will have similar promotion sooner.

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